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Hotel Itza

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Built in 1935 by Italian architect Alfonso Durini, Hotel Itza has been meticulously restored with many ornate features preserved.

Located just a block from Cuenca's main square, the Hotel Itza is a superb place from which to explore the city on foot. Built in 1935 by Italian architect Alfonso Durini, the hotel has been meticulously restored with many ornate features preserved. Guests will find a collection of different room categories, all tastefully decorated, and some with views of the nearby cathedral. Facilities include a restaurant, whisky lounge and an atmospheric rooftop bar with views over the city.

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What our clients say

  • Highlights:- “.Las Cajas and getting up into the high Andes was great” 

    GW, Truro
  • Highlights: The drive from Cuenca to Guayaquil, through the mountains and then down to the coastal plain. 

    SG, Chigwell
  • The journey from Ingapirca to Cuenca was very beautiful.”

    CR, Truro
  • Las Cajas National Park hiking was excellent - especially because of Wilson the guide we had.

    PR, Horley
  • Mindo Nature Reserve “The breakfast we had with the birds in Mindo is probably one of the best I have ever had (despite the mist and rain); the humming birds…

    PW, Lambeth
  • All the Haciendas we visited were full of history and interesting in different ways. Las Cajas and getting up into the high Andes was great. The journey from Ingapirca to…

    GW, Truro
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Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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